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Firmware for Ag Leader GPS receivers and RTK base stations is included here. Please note that some upgrades should only be performed by an authorized dealer. If you need firmware for the ParaDyme or GeoSteer, please see the Guidance and Steering Firmware page.

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GPS Receivers

GPS 6500

Name Version Download Link Release Date Release Notes
GPS 6500 Firmware Package 6.73 AL_GPS_6.73.fw3 (12 MB)  August 2017

Release Notes

Updating through display instructions

WinLoad PC Software WinLoad.exe (5 MB)
GPS 6500 Upgrade File 6.73

OEM060730SN0001.shex (11 MB)
For upgrading through PC

ESCOM0200RN0001.hex (625 KB)

August 2017

Release Notes

Updating through PC Instructions

Important Notes:

  1. The GPS 6500 must be updated prior to updating Relay firmware.

Update via PC

  1. This is a more advanced upgrade path and if done incorrectly can render the unit inoperable. Please read all instructions carefully before you proceed.
  2. Download the WinLoad software and the GPS 6500 upgrade files (*.shex and *.hex). If you are also updating the Relay you will need to download additional files from that section below.
  3. Follow the GPS 6500 Update via PC instructions step-by-step to proceed.

After upgrading, the GPS 6500 can be configured using the NovAtel Connect PC Software listed at the end of this article.

Relay (for GPS 6500)

Name Version Download Link Release Date Release Notes
GPS 6500 RTK Relay Firmware Package 1.203 AgLeaderRTKRelay_1.203.fw3 March 2017

Release Notes

Updating through display instructions

WinLoad PC Software WinLoad.exe (5 MB)
RTK Relay Upgrade Files 1.203

WUI020103RN0001_AGLwww.hex (4 MB)
   For upgrading through PC

ESC010203RN0002.hex (31 MB) 

March 2017

Release Notes

Updating through PC Instructions

Important Notes:

  1. The GPS 6500 must be updated prior to updating Relay firmware.

Update via PC

  1. This is a more advanced upgrade path and if done incorrectly can render the unit inoperable. Please read all instructions carefully before you proceed.
  2. Download the WinLoad software--if you haven't yet--and the Relay upgrade files (both are *.hex). You also must download the files for the GPS 6500, since both sets of files are needed for the upgrade to be completed.
  3. Follow the GPS 6500 & Relay Update via PC instructions step-by-step to proceed.

NovAtel Connect PC Software

Version Download Link Release Date Release Notes
1.8.0.47 NovAtelConnect_Setup.exe (64 MB) -----

About this Software:

NovAtel Connect is a Windows based graphical user interface (GUI) to easily communicate and program your Ag Leader GPS 6000, GPS 6500, GPS 6500 Relay receivers. Communicate and configure via serial port, using a Windows XP or Windows 7 operating system.

User Guides:

GPS 1600

Name Version Download Link Release Date Release Notes
SBAS Firmware Crescent_SBAS_v68Qd.bin (<1 MB) October 2014
e-Dif Firmware Crescent_EDIF_v26Qd.bin (<1 MB) October 2014
Menu Firmware (AutoLoader) 1.5.12 Autoloader_A101_v1.5.12.exe (2 MB) October 2014
RightARM PC Software 3.35

RightARM-v335.zip (<1 MB)

omapBook_v77.bin (<1 MB, bootloader file)

March 2012

November 2012

PocketMax PC Software PocketMax_PC.zip (1 MB) December 2007

Important Note:

  • The GPS 1600 does not require an upgrade at this time.
  • The files listed above are for the existing firmware version on the GPS 1600 receiver, these files are provided solely for the purpose of troubleshooting.

Installation Directions:

  1. Read through the directions carefully before you begin. Failure to follow the step-by-step instructions may result in an inoperable receiver.
  2. Download each of the files listed in the table above.
  3. Carefully follow the GPS 1600 Firmware Update Instructions.
  4. You can configure the GPS 1600 using your PC by connecting it with a serial cable and running the PocketMax PC utility above.

RTK Base Stations

2500B Fixed Base

Name Version Download Link Release Date Release Notes
Fixed Base Utility Package ---- GPS 2500B Fixed Base Utility.zip (xxx MB) December 2014

Installation Directions:

  1. The software listed here is only necessary if you want to configure your GPS 2500B for use as a fixed base station. Firmware to update a GPS 2500B can be found on the public GPS Firmware page.
  2. Download the zipped package listed above which contains all necessary files, detailed instructions, and the Rinex Desktop program.

Authorized Dealer Upgrades

Product Version Release Date Release Notes
GPS 6500 6.73 August 2017 Notes
RTK Relay (GPS 6500) 1.203 August 2017 Notes
GPS 1600 Varies October 2014 Provided for troubleshooting only

Important Notes:

  • These product firmware updates are available but have a more complicated upgrade path. These upgrades should only be performed by authorized personnel.
  • Dealers can access these firmware files and installation instructions after logging in to this site.

GPS 5200 / GPS 5100

Name Version Download Link Release Date
GPS 5200 Firmware 2.00 GPS5200_2.00.zip (4 MB) October 2009
GPS 5100 Firmware 3.61 bf_361.zip (1 MB) October 2009
Flash Loader 200 PC Software 2.01 FlashLoader200_2.01.zip (2 MB) March 2005
Ag-Remote Software 3.11 AgRemote_2.52-3.11.zip (1 MB) March 2005

Installation Directions:

  1. Download and install the Flash Loader PC software from the table above first. This program is required to update the GPS receiver from a PC.
  2. Download the Ag-Remote software and your correct firmware.
  3. Follow upgrade directions in  your receiver's operators manual.

GPS 4100

Name Version Download Link Release Date
GPS 4100 Firmware 3.06 Ag GPS_3.06_firmware.zip (1 MB) August 2007
Flash Loader 100 PC Software 2.10 FL100v210.exe (2 MB) February 2003
Ag-Remote Software 3.11 AgRemote_2.52-3.11.zip (1 MB) March 2005

Installation Directions:

  1. Download and install the Flash Loader PC software from the table above first. This program is required to update the GPS receiver from a PC.
  2. Download the Ag-Remote software and your correct firmware.
  3. Follow the GPS 4100 Upgrade Instructions.

GPS 3100 / GPS 3050 / GPS 3000

Name Version Download Link Release Date
GPS 3100 Firmware 3.06 GPS_Version_306.zip (1 MB)
   AL9101 receiver boards ONLY
August 2007
GPS 3100 Firmware 1.55 GPS_Version_1.55.zip (1 MB)
   AL9100 receiver boards ONLY
January 2000
3.06 GPS_3050_Version_306.zip (1 MB)
   AL9024 receiver boards ONLY
August 2007
GPS 3000 Firmware

3.06

GPS_Version_306.zip (1 MB)
   AL9001 receiver boards ONLY

August 2007

GPS 3000  Firmware 1.32 GPS_Version_bs132.tnr (<1 MB)
   AL9000 receiver boards ONLY
January 2000
Flash Loader 100 PC Software 2.10 FL100v210.exe (2 MB) February 2003
Ag-Remote Software 3.11 AgRemote_2.52-3.11.zip (1 MB) March 2005

Installation Directions:

  1. Download and install the Flash Loader PC software from the table above first. This program is required to update the GPS receiver from a PC.
  2. Download the Ag-Remote software and your correct firmware.
  3. For each of these receivers, follow this Upgrade Procedure

GPS 2500

Name Version Download Link Release Date
SBAS/OmniStar Firmware Eclipse2_SBAS_15Qe4.bin (1 MB) February 2013
e-Dif Firmware Eclipse2_EDIF_26Qe.bin (1 MB) November 2012
RTK Firmware Eclipse2_RTK_12Qe4.bin (1 MB) February 2013
Menu Firmware (Autoloader) 1.6.12 Autoloader_A32x_v1.6.12.exe (2 MB) February 2013
RightARM PC Software 3.35

RightARM-v335.zip (<1 MB)

omapBoot_v77.bin (<1 MB, bootloader file)

March 2012

November 2012

Remote Control Software 0.18 Remote Control_v0.18.zip (<1 MB) June 2014
PocketMax PC Software PocketMax_PC.zip (1 MB) December 2007

Important Note:

  • If you're looking for the GPS 2500B RTK base station, continue further down this page.

Installation Directions:

  1. Which firmware you need to download depends on the differential correction method you want to use. 
  2. To transition from e-Dif correction to RTK, you should read the GPS 2500 Upgrade Instructions. Please read through the entire document before you begin because failure to follow the step-by-step instructions may result in an inoperable receiver. The instructions will detail which of the files above you will need to download.
  3. You can configure the GPS 2500 using your PC by connecting it with a serial cable and running the PocketMax PC utility above.

GPS 2100 / GPS 2000

Name Version Download Link Release Date

GPS 2100 Firmware

1.73

bt173.tnr (1 MB)
   AL9101 receiver board ONLY

November 2003

GPS 2100 Operating Program

1.09 gpss109.hxh (<1 MB) January 1997

GPS 2100 Firmware

1.32

GPS_version_bs132.tnr (<1 MB)
   AL 9100 receiver board ONLY

January 2000

GPS 2000 Firmware

1.32

GPS_version_bs132.tnr (<1 MB)
   AL 9101 receiver board ONLY

January 2000

GPS 2000 Operating Program

1.08

gpsb108.hxh (<1 MB)
   AL 9000 receiver board ONLY

January 1997
Flash Loader 100 PC Software 2.10 FL100v210.exe (2 MB) February 2003
GPS 2000/2100 Utilities - PC Software 1.05 gpsutil.exe (3 MB) January 1997

Installation Directions:

  1. Download and install the Flash Loader PC software from the table above first. This program is required to update the GPS receiver from a PC.
  2. Download your receiver specific firmware.
  3. Follow upgrade directions in your receiver's operators manual.

GPS 1500

Name Version Download Link Release Date
WAAS Firmware GPSAppSX2_WAAS_68Qb.bin (<1 MB) September 2012
e-Dif Firmware GPSAppSX2_eDiff_26Qb.bin (<1 MB) September 2012
RightARM PC Software 3.35 RightARM-v335.zip (<1 MB) March 2012
PocketMax PC Software PocketMax_PC.zip (1 MB) December 2007

Installation Directions

  1. Download the RightARM PC software and the appropriate firmware from the table above.
  2. Carefully read and follow the GPS 1500 Upgrade Instructions.
  3. You can configure the GPS 1500 using your PC by connecting it with a serial cable and running the PocketMax PC utility above.

GPS 1100 Plus 

Name Version Download Link Release Date
Engine 5.00 GPS1000plus_1100EngineV500.zip (<1 MB) January 2009
Firmware 1.28 GPS_FW_1.28.zip (<1 MB) January 2009
GPS 1100 Utility Program 1.8 gps1100.zip (<1 MB) January 2009

Installation Directions:

  1. Download the Engine and Firmware to your computer and unzip the files.
  2. Carefully follow the GPS 1100 Plus Upgrade Instructions to proceed.
  3. Download and run the GPS 1100 Utility Program if you need to configure your receiver after upgrading.

GPS 1000 Plus

Name Version Download Link Release Date
GPS 1000 Plus Firmware 2005_only_GPS1000+_FWUpdate.zip (1 MB) January 2009
GPS 1000 Plus Utility Program 1.1 GPS1XXXUtility.exe (<1 MB) January 2009

Important Notes:

  • This firmware for the GPS 1000 Plus should only be used with serial numbers prior to 2004860505.
  • For serial numbers after 2004860505, you should use the GPS 1100 Plus firmware with your GPS 1000 Plus receiver.

Installation Directions:

  1. Download the Engine and Firmware to your computer and unzip the files.
  2. Carefully follow the GPS 1000 Plus Upgrade Instructions to proceed.
  3. Download and run the GPS 1000 Utility Program if you need to configure your receiver after upgrading.

Bluetooth GPS Receiver (SMS Field PC)

Name Version Download Link Release Date
GPS Utility Update 4.0 G-RaysI_Tool_For_PPC.zip (<1 MB) August 2010

Installation Directions:

  1. Everything you need to upgrade the Bluetooth GPS Receiver that came with your SMS Field PC Kit is included in the zip file listed above. The included utility will help you adjust settings when necessary.
  2. Download the file and unzip it on your computer. There are two ways you can install the G-Rays I Tool on your Field PC.
    1. Run the included G-RaysITool_setup.exe file, which will install the software on your desktop computer and your Field PC.
    2. Directly copy the included G-RaysITool.exe file from your desktop computer to your Field PC.
  3. Detailed instructions to guide you through the upgrade process are also included in the zip file download.

RTK Base Stations

GPS 2500B

Name Version Download Link Release Date
AFLink Lite AFLinkLite for 2500B.zip (2 MB) January 2014
RTK Firmware Eclipse2_RTK_12Qe4.bin (1 MB) February 2013
Menu Firmware (Autoloader) 1.6.12 Autoloader_A32x_v1.6.12.exe (2 MB) February 2013
Remote Control Software 0.18 Remote Control_v0.18.zip (<1 MB) June 2014
Zipped are instructions, HEMI_CFG and Rinex programs for the GPS 2500B fixed base. This allows for recording and processing of an OPUS survey for the GPS 2500B.

Installation Directions:

  1. There is no new firmware available for the GPS 2500B, but the existing RTK firmware has been listed here for troubleshooting purposes. You can use the AFLink Lite utility to configure the base station external radio, following the steps below.
  2. If it is not installed yet, follow these instructions to Install the External RTK Radio onto the GPS 2500B.
  3. Then use the programming cable (PN 4004024-006) that was included with the Satel or Freewave radio kits to connect your Windows XP PC to the base using the 9-pin serial port.
  4. Download and run the AFLink Lite program listed above on your PC to configure the connected base.

Mobile Base / Tower Base (A5)

Name Version Download Link Release Date
AFLink Programming Utility 3.2 AF Link v3.2.exe (<1 MB) July 2012

Installation Directions:

  1. There is no new firmware available for the A5 bases, but you can use the AFLink Programming Utility to configure the base station radio.
  2. Then use the correct programming cable to connect your Windows XP PC to the base using the 9-pin serial port.
    • Mobile Base: cable PN 4002135
    • Tower Base Receiver: cable PN 4002137
    • Tower Base Radio: cable PN 4002136 (When programming Radio through the 200’ data cable a Benco RS 232 to 422 adapter is needed. Check System Reference for more information.)
  3. Download and run the AFLink Programming Utility listed above on your PC to configure the connected base. Follow the RTK Base Station Configuration document for step-by-step instructions.


Content last reviewed on: 8/15/17
Reviewed by: SSW
Attached files
file GPS 6500 & Relay Release Notes v6.73.pdf (300 kb)
file Remote Control_v0.18.zip (56 kb)
file RightARM-v335.zip (213 kb)
file Autoloader_A32x_v1.6.12.exe (1.72 mb)
file Eclipse2_RTK_12Qe4.bin (709 kb)
file GPS_version_bs132.tnr (451 kb)
file GPS_Version_306.zip (1.06 mb)
file FL100v210.exe (1.59 mb)
file AgRemote_2.52-3.11.zip (1.01 mb)
file PocketMax_PC.zip (1.12 mb)
file GPS 6500 & Relay Release Notes v6.72.pdf (299 kb)
file GPS 6500 Relay update through Display.pdf (1.62 mb)
file WinLoad.exe (5.17 mb)
file GPS 6500 and RTK Relay Firmware Update through PC_170220115040.pdf (685 kb)
file omapBoot_v77.bin (34 kb)